EUROGIA2020, together with NRC (National Research Council of Canada) organised project outline days on March 13 – 14 2017 in Dusseldorf, Germany. This event took place in junction with Energy Storage Europe 2017 and brought together Canadian and European Energy Storage Industry. NRC carefully selected 10 key energy storage technology companies from Canada to help generate successful energy storage technology projects with partners from other EUREKA Member and Associated Countries.
“Every R&D project requires competency from numerous fields and countries. Technological advancements can no longer be achieved only at national level” said Laurent Midrier, Chairman of EUROGIA2020, in his keynote speech.
The Panel Session consisted with the speakers from CDTI Spain,(Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology), NRC – IRAP (Industrial Research Assistance Programme of Canada), RVO (The Netherlands Enterprise Agency), PT Juelich (Project Management Agency) Germany, TUBITAK ( Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) and ZIM (The Central SME Innovation Programme of Germany).
Energy Storage is among the top priorities of many EUREKA Member and Associated Countries. The speakers of the panel briefly presented the national funding programmes of their respective countries covering the energy storage field and other energy technologies.
The panel session was followed with project pitches and 13 project ideas in the field of energy storage technologies were presented. A total of 35 project development sessions were organised both on March 13- 14, 2017 with active participation from EUROGIA2020 Board Member Companies Acciona Energy, Air Liquide, Cardtek and ENERJISA.